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10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO START A REUSABLE BAG HABIT
- Wage a campaign in your town or city to end the use of single-use bags by encouraging
legislators to implement a grocery bag fee. Contact
email@example.com for more information.
- Talk to local community and environmental groups about the bag issue and find out
if they want to get involved.
- Create a petition asking for your city to take on the single-use bag problem and
create a healthy reusable bag habit. Circulate it at schools, universities, the
library, grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and anywhere else where you can connect
with your neighbors.
- Encourage local retailers to start a smart bagging policy with these tips:
- Offer a bag refund to customers who bring their own reusable bags.
- Place signs reminding people to bring their own bags
- Create a reusable bag drop-off for others to use.
- Create an in-store bag recycling program.
- Sell reusable bags in their store.
- Bring an extra reusable bag to the grocery store the next time you shop and give
it away to a stranger who doesn’t have them. Ask them to “Pay it Forward” and give
a reusable bag away the next time they shop.
- Write a letter to the newspaper
explaining the environmental problems with paper and plastic bags. Use our resources
to help you come up with talking points.
- Start a ChicoBag fundraiser to raise money for an environmental
or litter prevention group. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information!
- Stage a Bag Monster® sighting in your community.
Contact email@example.com to
set it up!
- Give your friends and family reusable bags as gifts for birthdays,
graduation, housewarming parties, and special holidays.
- Set a good example
by just saying no to single-use bags when you're at the store. Others in line will
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